see below, plz.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris" <mythtech(a)mac.com
To: "Classic Computers" <classiccmp(a)classiccmp.org
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: APPLEVISION Monitor
"right" way to add networking to the MAC?
Just add the card
>I'm not inclined to buy
>into standard Ethernet, since I've got 100Mbps and am looking to move to
for educational purposes. Is there any >10Gbps stuff one can
add? How about just the 100 Mbps?
There are 10, 100, and 1000 cards available, but the 1000s are only for
the newer PCI based Macs. That isn't to say you can't lay your hands on
the Mac cheap (a 7200 can be had for nearly free)... but the giga card is
likely to cost you far more than the Mac did.
You can get 100 cards for NuBus... Farallon made one... but they are a
little tough to come by. If you are looking to get a Mac and not use the
630, then get a PCI based Mac... 10/100 cards can be bought for those
easy (and some of your off the shelf brands support the Mac... like SMC
sells one of their cards and offers Mac drivers on their web site).
I don't know of anything faster than a 10Mb for the LC slot in your
630... at that point, you are better off getting a cheap 10/100 switch
and just use the 10Mb card.
I have a dual speed hub, as well as a fast ethernet and a standard ethernet
hub. I've also got some TP<=>coax adapters since I like using coax. I've
given away most of my coax cards for the PC's, however, since there was a lot
of demand in the various LDS church "family history centers" around here.
They really appreciate having about 4 networked PC's, and the software the
church gives them wants to run under DOS, so Netware also works for them.
I'm also looking for a recommendation for a
decent but not too rare or
expensive 56K dialup modem that's also fax-capable.
Just about any external modem will work with a Mac. Take your pick... all
the major brands work fine.
The one and only 56K external I've got is a U.S. Robotics Sportster, which
told is a Winmodem. Does the MAC support those? I've seen Sportsters for the
The modem at this end may not be a problem if I can figure out how to set up
connection sharing on Win98SE in a way that works with this low-cost Intel
internal DSL modem (proDSL2100) in the comm station. If I can make that work
then the MAC will be able to talk to it once I've got the ethernet hookup
Since the MAC world has developed a lingo of its
own for their widgets, I'm
just concerned about getting the "right" thing for making the link to the
> >I've noticed that there's
software out there for doing
> >long-distance jibberjabber between computers on the internet. If I equip
>of these babies with that and send it to my
S.O's sister in Portland, they
>yack without running up the long distance bills. That's easily going to
> >for an older MAC in a week or so.
> Find a cheap Power PC mac (these can be had
almost for free these days
> for low end ones). Make sure it is a PCI one (check apple.com's hardware
> specs to see which ones)
While I've seen a couple of iMac's (at
the register, not on the shelf) at the
thrift stores, I've never noticed a PPC based unit on the shelf. I suppose I
should inform myself so I'll at least recognize one.